Sunday, May 17, 2009

Alternate Career Options

Yesterday I spent some time exploring an alternate career option, in case the job I have now doesn't work out. No, no, don't take me seriously . . . I was just installing a new toilet in my parents' en-suite. Well, co-installing, really. My mom did the hard work of taking out the old toilet. That's no easy feat, and I must admit that I'm glad that I didn't have to deal with it. In the meantime, I was shopping, to make sure I had clothes for an upcoming work trip to Houston and Toronto.

When I got home, mom and I started installing the new toilet. Really, toilet installation is pretty straightforward and easy, assuming that there are no complications. But my mom and I should know better - our projects are never really straightforward. Ha! When we installed the toilet in my bathroom, it ended up taking hours due to a few little mishaps. Why should this instance have been any different? It wasn't . . .

Two trips to Home Hardware, many, many curse words, blood, sweat and tears. I know, it sounds more like a war movie, but in all honesty, it kind of felt like a war. A war on water supply and floor flanges. No guns or war machines . . . just wrenches and plumbers' tape.

Anyhow, the toilet is in. It took a lot of extra work, but at least it's in and functioning. My apprenticeship as a plumber is underway!


Ange said...

Hehehe! I think it's REALLY odd that, while this was all taking place, my brother and I were actually having a discussion about toilet installation (it was a SHORT discussion, and taken in context doesn't sound as out of place as it probably does right now)! Creepy!!

Visichy said...

You are very talented. I've always thought plumbing is quite interesting and if it wasn't for the sewer lines part of it I might even think about it as a career.